BOLTON boxer Khaleel Majid extended his perfect professional record to eight wins with a second-round stoppage on Saturday.

Fighting on home turf at the Bolton Whites hotel, the 24-year-old super welterweight forced his Blackburn opponent, Naeem Ali, into a retirement due to a damaged ear drum.

It is the latest success for the fighter nicknamed ‘The Major’ and he is keen to get back out again as quickly as possible as he targets progression to bigger and better bouts.

He told Fightzone after the match: “I have had two fights back to back now. I will look to next year, sit down with my team and look at what options are available.

“I want to be as busy as possible.

“I love fighting, the more fights the better.”

Majid felt he boxed clever against Ali and rather than chase the knockout, he let it come naturally.

He went on: “I kept my undefeated record but I wasn’t looking for the stoppage

“I believe I am a good boxer and the coach said just keep boxing and boxing and the stoppage will come.

“In previous fights I have looked for the knockouts and they haven’t come.

“But I have learnt that when you box and just stick to the gameplan it comes off.”

It was a result that not only pleased Majid and his family, but also his growing band of supporters who backed the Boltonian in his own back yard at the UniBol on Friday night.

And Majid is grateful for that backing.

He added: “I have to say a massive thanks for my turnout - it is growing every fight.

“Training is hard but the support makes it all worthwhile.”